NECHV has various Transitional Housing Programs and models available to provide housing services to Veterans experiencing homelessness. A Veteran who resides in any of the Transitional Housing Programs has access to the same services and support at NECHV (e.g.: case management, behavioral health care, housing search services, employment assistance, medical care, etc.). A safe and separate 24 bed Women’s Dormitory is available for female identified Veterans, who are provided with an array of specialized Veteran-centered services designed to meet the needs of women Veterans who are experiencing homelessness. All Veterans who reside in Transitional Housing at 17 Court Street work with a Case Manager and Housing Specialist with the goal of obtaining permanent housing or transitioning to another setting within 90 to 180 days. Veterans also work toward increasing their income, benefits and any other goals of their choosing. The maximum initial term of enrollment is six months, but extensions may be provided when a Veteran is experiencing complexities and encountering barriers to obtaining housing. The Center’s Case Managers and Housing Specialists work as a Team alongside the Veteran to enable their success. All programs utilize Harm Reduction and Trauma Informed Models of Care.
The following transitional housing services are available:
- Safe Haven – Provides fourteen single room occupancy units with shared bathrooms. Veterans of any gender identity are welcome. This program is designed for chronically/long term homeless Veterans with mental health or/substance use challenges, who may not be ready to engage in behavioral health care; may not be successful in dormitory settings and would benefit from intensive staff support. This is NECHV’s most intensive level of care, with 24 hour dedicated human services professional staff. Each Veteran has a case manager and housing worker assigned to them. Eligibility: Full VA Health Care eligibility. Screened and approved by VA liaison.
- Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Low Demand Program – A twenty bed, 24/7 low-threshold program for Veterans experiencing homelessness, diagnosed with mental health and/or substance use disorders, who may not be ready to engage in behavioral health treatment. The GPD Low Demand Program utilizes Trauma Informed and Harm Reduction approaches to support Veterans in connecting to housing services and community resources.
- WORTH (Working on Recovery from Triage to Housing) – An eight bed program, with its own eight bed male dormitory. Female identified Veterans reside in the female dormitory. Designed for Veterans with substance use and or mental health histories and would benefit from intensive staff support. A dedicated WORTH clinical case manager and housing worker is assigned to each Veteran in the WORTH Program. Eligibility: Full VA Health Care eligibility. Screened and approved by VA liaison.
- GPD Clinical Treatment – A forty bed program with its own 40 bed male dormitory. Female identified Veterans reside in the female dormitory. Designed for Veterans with substance use and or mental health histories who would benefit from and/or are interested in behavioral health services and senior Veterans with complex medical issues. Each Veteran has a clinical case manager and housing worker assigned to them. Eligibility: GPD Eligibility. Screened and approved by GPD liaison.
- Veteran 360 – NECHV’s own program for Veterans experiencing homelessness. Veterans reside in the male dormitories or female dormitory based on how they identify. Designed for any Veteran who may not be eligible or interested in any of the other Transitional Housing Programs at NECHV. Each Veteran has a case manager and housing worker assigned to them. Eligibility: Any person who has served in the U.S Military (active, Guard, Reserve), regardless of era, length or character of service, is a Veteran, and is eligible for services.
To refer a Veteran to any of these programs, please complete this Provider Referral Form.
CONTACT ADVANCEMENT TEAM
New England Center and Home for Veterans
17 Court Street
Boston, MA 02108
T 617-371-1777 F 617-371-1840